Ruth Negga

LOS ANGELES - MAY 14:  Ruth Negga at the Preacher Premiere Scree

Negga in 2016, photo by kathclick/

Place of Birth: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Date of Birth: 4 May, 1981

*father – Ethiopian
*mother – Irish

Ruth Negga is an Ethiopian and Irish actress. Her roles include the films Breakfast on Pluto, Isolation, The Samaritan, World War Z, Jimi: All Is by My Side, Noble, Of Mind and Music, Iona, Warcraft, Loving, Angela’s Christmas, Ad Astra, and Passing, and the series Personal Affairs, Love/Hate, Misfits, The Nativity, Secret State, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Preacher.

She was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to an Ethiopian father, a doctor, and an Irish mother, Nora (likely née Malone), a nurse. Her parents met while her mother was working in Ethiopia. Ruth moved to Limerick, Ireland when she was around four.

5 Responses

  1. suburbanwinemom2020 says:

    Add Amhara to the ethnicity and tags.

  2. malina30 says:

    She’s gorgeous and I definitely see the Ethiopian in her eye size and shape

  3. Pegzi says:

    She’s so pretty

  4. ashash says:

    Great in Loving. Beautiful.

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